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Major uncanny improvements by Ginger

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  1. +3 −2 story_elements/uncanny_elements.yml
  2. +5 −5 story_elements/uncanny_skills.yml
  3. +25 −19 templates/uncanny.mustache
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---
- Lightness
-- Darkness
+- Nature
- Knowledge
-- Time
+- Time
+- Memory
@@ -1,6 +1,6 @@
---
-- Uncontrollable Extinguishing of All Near Fires
-- Transformation of Most Grasses into Edible and Delicious Meals
-- Can Change Color of all Man-Made Objects from a Distance
-- Complete and Infectious Self-Confidence for up to Three Hours
-- Instant Sobering or Drunkening of Companions
+- An Uncontrollable Extinguishing of All Near Fires
+- The Transformation of Common Weeds into Legal Tender
+- The Unexpected Changing of Color of all Man-Made Objects from a Distance
+- A Complete and Infectious Self-Confidence for up to Three Hours
+- The Instant Sobering or Drunkening of Companions
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<p>
- It was once commonly said, *{{ uncanny_philosophy }}*. Total hogwash, of course, and much work has been done by the {{ uncanny_phrases.random_pop }} Society to drive out just this sort of dangerous folk wisdom. Yet, when the uncannies first began to surface, usage of the phrase only increased, and it's now been fully transformed from a truism to something of a dark warning. Uncannies, you see, like serial killers, are particularly adept at appearing as the most normal of folk. Likely for the same reason as your run-of-the-mill murderer as well: because an uncanny may sense at a young age, even before they truly realize what they will become, that they are a grave threat to ordered society.
+ It was once commonly said, "{{ uncanny_philosophy }}". Total hogwash, of course, and much work has been done by the {{ uncanny_phrases.random_pop }} Society to drive out just this sort of dangerous folk wisdom. Yet, when the uncannies first began to surface, usage of the phrase only increased, and has been since fully transformed from a truism to something of a dark warning.
+
+ <!-- Uncannies, you see, like serial killers, are particularly adept at appearing as the most normal of folk. Likely for the same reason as your run-of-the-mill murderer as well: because an uncanny may sense at a young age, even before they truly realize what they will become, that they are a grave threat to ordered society. -->
</p>
<p>
- This editorial concerns two: {{ support.full_name }}, who by age {{ teen_age }} began having regular dreams of {{ uncanny_skills.random_pop }} and by early adulthood was, in secret and on regular, practicing intermediate management of {{ support.uncanny_gift }}. {{ support.possessive_pronoun.capitalize }} parents had no abilities, and uncanniologists have been unable to confirm any particular talents within two branches of the {{ story.support.last_name }} line.
+ This editorial concerns two: {{ support.full_name }}, who by age {{ teen_age }} began having regular dreams of {{ uncanny_skills.random_pop.downcase }} and by early adulthood was, in secret and on regular, practicing intermediate management of {{ support.uncanny_gift }}. {{ support.possessive_pronoun.capitalize }} parents had no abilities, and uncanniologists have been unable to confirm any further talent within four branches of the {{ story.support.last_name }} line.
</p>
<p>
- The second is {{ hero.full_name }}, who would become first order of {{ hero.uncanny_gift }} at age {{ age }}. As is widely known, {{ hero.name }}, perceived no great talent until a near-drowning at age {{ teen_age }}, and within 6 months had, without formal training or learning, fully mastered skills of {{ uncanny_skills.random_pop }} and {{ uncanny_skills.random_pop }}. (And yet, may we not describe the early life of {{ hero.first_name }} as one almost comically devoted to the avoidance of just those situations that often force these abilities to the future)?
+ The second is {{hero.full_name}}, who would become First Order of {{ hero.uncanny_gift }} at age {{ age }}. As is widely known, {{ hero.name }} demonstrated no great unordinary behavior as a youth. However, a near-drowning at age {{ teen_age }} brought dramatic change, and within 6 months {{ hero.personal_pronoun }} had, without any formal training, nearly fully mastered the skills of {{ uncanny_skills.random_pop }} and {{ uncanny_skills.random_pop }}.
+
+ <!-- And yet, may we not describe the early life of {{ hero.first_name }} as one almost comically devoted to the avoidance of just those situations that often force these abilities to the future)? -->
</p>
<p>
- Through various circumstances (additional background can be found in the early issues of {{ uncanny_phrases.random_pop }} Monthly), {{ support.first_name }} quickly become the primary {{ support.relationship_to_hero }} to {{ hero.first_name }}, and both gained general infamy in the summer regions. Unbeknownst to the other, both decided privately to seek the glory promised in the first Scroll of the {{ uncanny_phrases.random_pop }}, and followed the solstice map they arrived, within hours of each other, at a now-well-known {{ story.setting }}.
+ After schooling, {{ support.first_name }} quickly become the primary {{ support.relationship_to_hero }} to {{ hero.first_name }}, and both gained general infamy throughout the Yellow Regions. Through various circumstances, (additional background can be found in the November issue of {{ uncanny_phrases.random_pop }} Monthly), both decided to independently seek the glory promised in the First Scroll of the {{ uncanny_phrases.random_pop.capitalize }}, and arrived on the solstice at {{ story.setting }} within hours of one another.
</p>
<p>
- {{ support.first_name }} arrived first, and came upon the Cave of Unmanageable {{ story.magic_element }}, which had destroyed many in quite gruesome ways.
-
-{{# can_handle_element }}
-Given {{ support.full_name }} strong mastery of {{ support.uncanny_gift }}, {{ support.personal_pronoun }} did pass through the Cave, gaining the Cloak of {{ uncanny_elements.random_pop }} and losing only one limb, that lay at the Cave's entrance unrotting and alerting all others to the great triumph of the day.
-{{/ can_handle_element }}
-{{^ can_handle_element }}
- Though {{ support.first_name }} was not blessed with mastery of {{ uncanny_element }}, {{ support.personal_pronoun }} thought {{ support.posessive_pronoun }} general abilities sufficient and pushed forward to a quick and gruesome death, {{ support.posessive_pronoun }} body left at the mouth of the cave as warning.
-{{/ can_handle_element }}
+ {{ support.first_name }} arrived first, and came upon the Cave of Unmanageable {{ uncanny_element }}, which had destroyed many in quite gruesome ways.
+
+{{# support.can_handle_element }}
+Given {{ support.full_name }}'s strong mastery of {{ support.uncanny_gift }}, {{ support.personal_pronoun }} passed through the Cave, gaining the Cloak of {{ uncanny_elements.random_pop }} and losing only one limb, which was left at the Cave's entrance unrotting, a symbol of {{ support.name}}'s great triumph.
+{{/ support.can_handle_element }}
+{{^ support.can_handle_element }}
+ Unfortunately, {{ support.first_name }} was not blessed with mastery of {{ uncanny_element }}, and despite {{ support.possessive_pronoun }} general abilities he met a quick and gruesome death. {{ support.possessive_pronoun.capitalize }} body was left at the mouth of the cave unrotting.
+{{/ support.can_handle_element }}
</p>
<p>
- When {{ story.hero.first_name }} came upon the scene, it is said {{ hero.personal_pronoun }} wept for two hours, and bottled the tears to later make the Elixir of {{ uncanny_phrases.random_pop }} that features so prominently in {{ story.full_name }}'s best-selling {{ uncanny_phrases.random_pop }}: An Observers Tale.
+ When {{ story.hero.first_name }} came upon the mouth of the cave and saw what lay there, it is said {{ hero.personal_pronoun }} wept for two hours. The tears {{ hero.personal_prounoun }} bottled on this day are said to have become a primary ingredient in famous the Elixir of {{ uncanny_phrases.random_pop }} that features so prominently in Dr. {{ last_names.random }}'s best-selling <em>{{ uncanny_phrases.random_pop }}: An Observers Tale</em>.
+</p>
-{{# can_handle_element }}
-With {{ support.full_name }}'s strong mastery of {{support.uncanny_gift}}, {{ support.personal.pronoun}} stepped past the flesh and cleaned the cave of all remaining {{ uncanny_phrases.random_pop }}, winning the favor of the nearby villagers.
-{{/ can_handle_element }}
-{{^ can_handle_element }}
+<p>
+{{# hero.can_handle_element }}
+As {{ hero.full_name }} was at the point the leading master of {{hero.uncanny_gift}}, {{ hero.personal_pronoun }} stepped over the flesh and cleared the cave of all {{ uncanny_phrases.random_pop }}, winning much glory.
+{{/ hero.can_handle_element }}
+{{^ hero.can_handle_element }}
- Though {{ support.first_name }} had not the gift of {{ uncanny_element }}, {{ support.possessive_pronoun }} general excellence allowed {{ support.personal_pronoun }} to reclaim the abandoned flesh of {{ support.first_name }}, the use of which would come back to haunt us all in the next age.
-{{/ can_handle_element }}
+ As {{ hero.first_name }} did not have the gift of {{ uncanny_element }}, {{ hero.personal_pronoun }} failed in conquering the cave, and only narrowly escaped. {{ hero.personal_pronoun.capitalize }} did, however, take some flesh of {{ hero.first_name }} from the cave's mouth. The potion brewed with this flesh, of course, aided in the greatest crime of our generation.
+{{/ hero.can_handle_element }}
</p>
<p>

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